Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand. The airport is located on the North Island, consisting of two terminals and one runway. It is mainly used by carriers Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia. From Auckland Airport in New Zealand you can fly to two destinations in South America: Santiago de Chile (LATAM Airlines, 11 hours) and Buenos Aires (Air New Zealand, 12.5 hours).
Where is Auckland Airport situated?
Auckland Airport is located in the north of New Zealand, south of the most populous city in the country. By car, you can reach the airport through the motorway State Highway 20.
How many terminals does Auckland Airport have?
Auckland Airport has two terminals, called Domestic Terminal and International Terminal. Both terminals are located on the north side of the runway within a 10-minute walk from each other. You can also take the free terminal transfer bus service that operates every 15 minutes between 05:00 hours and 22:30 hours.
The distance from Auckland Airport to the centre of Auckland is 21 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Auckland.
From AKL Airport to Auckland City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Auckland Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Auckland Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Auckland Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Auckland Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Auckland Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Auckland is about NZ$ 60.-. Book your taxi at Auckland Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From AKL Airport to Auckland City centre by Taxi
At Auckland Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Auckland Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Auckland Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Air New Zealand
- Jetstar Airways
- Virgin Australia
- LATAM Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Auckland
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Auckland Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Auckland: Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Ticket
Tour Auckland at your own pace and jump on and off as often as you please with a 24- or 48-hour ticket, complete with English commentary. See all the important city-wide attractions, including the Auckland Museum and Skytower, as you listen to commentary.
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